Catherine's Story

Catherine's Story

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Grand Central Pub

What makes Catherine so special? She can't talk, she can't walk like her cousin Frances can. But Catherine listens very hard (hardly anyone does that), and she can walk in her special shoes, but when Frances tries, she just falls over! And her claps are so quiet that hardly anyone can hear them. These are the things that make Catherine special and, because her family knows how special she is, this makes them feel special too. This is the story of a child born with severe additional needs that focusses on the special nature of her abilities. Written from first-hand experience of the author's niece, this is a thoroughly researched and heart-warming book that will enlighten all who read it. Foreword by Jacqueline Wilson.



Baker & Taylor
Catherine is a very special girl, and while she cannot walk and talk like other children, she can do other extraordinary things, including walk in her special boots, clap very softly, and listen to others very well.

Perseus Publishing
What makes Catherine so special? She can't talk, and she can't walk like her cousin Frances can. But Catherine listens very closely, she walks in her special shoes, and her claps are so quiet that hardly anyone can hear them. These are some of the things that make Catherine special and, because her family knows how special she is, this makes them feel special, too?so Catherine's dad tells her as he puts her to bed. Just before he turns off the light, he sees Catherine smiling and clapping her hands. This beautifully illustrated and simply told story is about a girl with an unspecified disability who relies on others to help her do many ordinary things, but who offers them much love and happiness in return. Inspired by the author's own experience with her young niece, Catherine's Story is evocatively illustrated by a highly experienced artist who thoroughly researched the details of her subject's abilities and daily life. Best-selling author Jacqueline Wilson has provided a heartfelt foreword for a book that will stimulate discussion about special-needs children’s place in society.

What makes Catherine so special? She can't talk, and she can't walk like her cousin Frances can. But Catherine listens very closely, she walks in her special shoes, and her claps are so quiet that hardly anyone can hear them. These are some of the things that make Catherine special and, because her family knows how special she is, this makes them feel special, tooso Catherine's dad tells her as he puts her to bed. Just before he turns off the light, he sees Catherine smiling and clapping her hands. This beautifully illustrated and simply told story is about a girl with an unspecified disability who relies on others to help her do many ordinary things, but who offers them much love and happiness in return. Inspired by the author's own experience with her young niece,Catherine's Story is evocatively illustrated by a highly experienced artist who thoroughly researched the details of her subject's abilities and daily life. Best-selling author Jacqueline Wilson has provided a heartfelt foreword for a book that will stimulate discussion about special-needs children’s place in society.


Gardners
What makes Catherine so special? A beautiful celebration of a special-needs child.

Publisher: London : Frances Lincoln Children's, 2010
ISBN: 9781845076559
Branch Call Number: PIC 362.19 Moore 2010
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Additional Contributors: Littlewood, Karin

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